Professor of Law; Founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property
BA, University of Michigan; MA, Columbia University; JD, University of Chicago Law School
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- Subjects Taught: Internet Law, Patent Law, Property, Trade Secrets Law
- Curriculum Vitae: CV in PDF format
- Area(s) of Expertise: Intellectual Property Law, Internet Law, Legal History, Patents, Property Law, Trade Secrecy
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- Phone: 703-993-9577
- Office: Room 319, Hazel Hall, Arlington
Antonin Scalia Law School
George Mason University
3301 Fairfax Dr.
Arlington, VA 22201
Adam Mossoff is Professor of Law at Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University. He is a Founder and Executive Director of the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property. He teaches a wide range of courses at the law school, including property, patent law, trade secrets, trademark law, remedies, and internet law. He has published extensively on the theory and history of how patents and other intellectual property rights are private property rights that should be secured to their owners and legally protected as commercial assets in the marketplace. His academic research has been cited by the Supreme Court, by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and by federal agencies. Professor Mossoff has been invited to testify several times before the Senate and the House on proposed patent legislation, and he has spoken at numerous congressional staff briefings and academic conferences, as well as at the US Patent & Trademark Office, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Smithsonian Museum of American History. His writings on patent law and policy have appeared in the New York Times, Forbes, Investors Business Daily, The Hill, Politico, and in other media outlets. He is a member of the Public Policy Committee of the Licensing Executives Society, the Intellectual Property Rights Policy Committee of ANSI, and the Academic Advisory Committee of the Copyright Alliance. He has served as past Chair and Vice-Chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the IEEE-USA.
Professor Mossoff graduated with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was a research assistant to Richard A. Epstein and received a Bradley Governance Fellowship. Following law school, he was a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Visiting Lecturer at Northwestern University School of Law, and he clerked for the Honorable Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Before coming to Scalia Law, he taught at Michigan State University College of Law, the University of San Diego School of Law, and Washington & Lee University School of Law. He holds an MA in philosophy, specializing in legal and political philosophy, from Columbia University and a BA with High Distinction and High Honors in philosophy from the University of Michigan.